William Robert 'Bill' Stanford


William Robert "Bill" Stanford, 70, of Terre Haute, passed away August 8, 2019, in his home. He was born May 8, 1949, in Terre Haute, to William Robert Stanford and Margaret O. Sterman Stanford.
Bill was a farmer in Vigo County. He loved hunting, especially raccoon hunting. He enjoyed going to auctions, and flea markets, and was known to bring home an animal or two from auction and get himself into a little bit of trouble. Somehow he could fit cows, donkeys, pigs, and even dogs into his car and bring them home. He loved his grandkids, and even helped raise some of his grandsons.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Rick Stanford.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dianna Davis Stanford (m. June 24, 1970); son, Steven Stanford (Nichole); daughter, Dianna Fuller (Josh); brothers, Tim, Keith, and Kenneth Stanford; sisters, Wila Jean Christenberry (Fred) and Marge Stanford; grandkids, Heather, Violet, James, Justin, Rickie, Steven, William, Lacey, Angeleia, Tylor, Shyann, Jordan, and Aubree; 11 great-grandchildren with 2 on the way; and special friends, Al and Randy.
Services for Bill will be Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 1 p.m., in Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at:
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Published on August 12, 2019
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Al and Vicki Henson
Aug 15, 2019
Bill (Wild Bill) was a good friend to Al. He had a good heart and would always help if he could when needed. I'm sure Al had a little to do with some of the critters he might drag home. Happy he could come to Tennessee for a visit with us. We know he didn't feel good while he was here but tried not to show it. RIP Wild Bill.
Marge Stanford
Aug 13, 2019
Sending. My condolences gone miss you big brother RIP!!
Marge Stanford
Aug 13, 2019
U will be missed fly high with the angels
Judy Hires
Aug 12, 2019
Im so sorry for your loss i knew bill when i was a kid i was a bennett then fly high with the angels bill God has you now